ALEX'S 2009 PACIFIC CREST TRAIL ITINERARY AND RESUPPLY SCHEDULE part one: Campo to Mammoth Lakes

ETA

PCT

Miles

~Miles walked to Next

Resupply Point

Address

Directions

on Trail Days to Next

Type of Resupply

NOTES

***mail order small fuel canister by March 10th to go to Julian

Or bring 1 large to use to Idyllwild???

29-Mar

0

20

San Diego

Scout & Frodo's

2

Buy

Mail order

-2 prs boots sent here

-prepare mail drops for Warner Spr, Big Bear

-bring 1 1/2 days food to start of trail

-bring 1 small fuel canister

Additional info: from Scout and Frodo's house: Henry's Market + P.O. 0.7 mile walk away; Von's + city bus stop about 0.7 miles in other direction; REI is 7 minute drive away (can also take bus) $5/day pass

To take bus to Campo, leave house at 7:30AM, walk 0.7 miles to bus stop on Genesee at Governor Dr.; at 7:50 catch bus #41 "Fashion Valley", arrive Fashion Valley transit Ctr at 8:14; at 8:21 take Green Line Santee, arrive at El Cajon transit ctr at 8:51; Bus 894 leaves at 9:10, arrives at Campo ~10:30

1-Apr

20

23

Lake Morena Store

0.3 mile SE on Lk Morena Rd

2.5

Buy

Partial rest day at Lk Morena

5-Apr

43

34

Mt Laguna Lodge & Store

access via Burnt Rancheria Cg?

619-473-8533 or 619-445-2342

4

Buy

Rest Day at Burnt Rancheria or Mt. Laguna Cg

10-Apr

77

33

Julian

Take bus from Scissors Crossing in AM, return by bus in afternoon

Julian Market is better store.

3.5

Buy

-Grocery Store, Library, Apple Pie!

-buy 3 lunches, 4 dinners, 4 breakfasts

-pick-up small fuel canister at P.O.

Stagecoach Trails RV Park, 3-4 miles S of Scissors Crossing has laundry, showers, camp store (come between 9-5 unless staying - tent site $25; lower PCT rates may be available). Phone: 760-765-2197 Julian PO open M-F 9-4, Sat 10-12 - 1785 HIGHWAY 78, Julian, CA 92036

14-Apr

110

42

Warner Springs PO and gas stn/store (7:30AM – 6:30PM)

General Delivery

Warner Springs, CA 92086

(760) 782-3166‎ M-F 8-4 Sat 8-1:30

4

Mail

-Mail 6 days food from San Diego

-mailing axe to here

-1 pr boots?

18-Apr

151

33

Pardise Corner Restaurant

1 mile NW on Pines-to-Palms Hwy

3

Buy meal & snacks

-supplement Warner Spgs food drop here

21-Apr

179

~100

Idyllwild

4.5 miles W from Saddle Jct

8

Buy

-7 breakfasts + dinners, 8 lunches

-buy 1 small fuel canister at Nomads

could break up by walking 4.5 miles into Cabazon 3 days after leaving Idyllwild - small store in Cabazon, bus to large stores at Banning/Beaumont $.85o/w

30-Apr

274

72

Big Bear Lake Hostel

909-866-8900

walk 3+ miles down Van Dusen Rd,

catch bus in Big Bear City

C/O Big Bear Hostel
PO BOX 1951
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315-1951

5

Mail

Buy

-send bear canister, 2nd pr boots, etc here and some specialty food items

-prepare packages for AD, KM

-take good break here - 4 nights?

-buy fuel canister (1 large or 2 small)

Fuel canisters at EQUADA OUTFITTERS, 663 Pine Knot Ave. -mail fuel canister to Kennedy Mdws seperate from rest of supply parcel(or mail order)

9-May

342

27

Cajon Pass

Interstate 15. McDonalds, convenience store 0.6 mi NW

2

Buy

*Fill up with water here!!

-supplement food

10-May

364

85

Wrightwood

via Acorn Cyn Tr (or follow Lone Pine Cyn Road from Swarthout Cyn

6

Buy

-Pine Motel has laundry for guests

-no fuel canisters at hardware store

17-May

444

11

Robin's Nest RV Park

0.3 miles W on Soledad Cyn Rd

8237 Soledad Canyon Rd

Acton, CA 93510

(661) 268-1221

1

Buy

restaurant (pizza?), showers, laundry

18-May

454

27

Agua Dulce

Hiker Heaven

c/o The Saufleys

11861 Darling Road Agua Dulce,

CA 91390

8

(2)

Mail

Buy

-mail maps, etc, stuff for Mammoth Lks here, send on pkg to Mammoth Lks

-take enough food for 6 or 7 days

-check hiker box for canisters, otherwise mostly no-cook meals to KM

21-May

479

41

Green Valley

The Andersons -

Casa de Luna

Spunky Valley Market

15488 Spunky Canyon Rd

Santa Clarita, CA 91390

(661) 270-9569‎

(3)

-may stop here, about 2 miles off route

24-May

518

50+

Hikertown

contact: BOBMAYON

@VERIZON.NET

The Country Store

Hikertown, 26803 W. Ave C-15,

Lancaster, CA 93536

Store is 1 mile west on Hwy 138

(3)

-can buy a few snacks at the store

-maybe stay/camp at hostel(showers) - or camp across road from store

Listing on PCTA site: Hikertown Hostel is a place to stock up on water, get a ride to the store, rest in the shade, take a shower, or spend the night. Reservations are NEVER needed.  A $10.00 fee for services will now be charged, you may camp, however showers, etc will now have a fee!

27-May

566

138+

Tehachapi

about 9 or 10 miles west

hiker box?

9

Mojave is other option

-mostly no cook meals

walk on roadbed along railroad for 1.5 miles, cross under Hwy 58, get onto paved Tehachapi Road, follow road another 7.5 miles to downtown

area - very spread out. Tehachapi PO - about 0.8 mile from downtown - 1085 VOYAGER DR, TEHACHAPI, CA 93561-9998 (M-F 8:30-5:30pm; Sat 10-2)

***option to break up this segment by walking or hitching to Onyx/Weldon then take bus to Lake Isabella which has grocery store, hotel, etc.

6-June

703

211 to 230 (see below)

Kennedy Meadows General Store

(559) 850-5647

96740 BEACH MEADOW RD

INYOKERN CA 93527

(The fee for packages is $2. Store hours are usually 9-5.)

7 to 13 (see below)

Mail

Buy

Mail Order

-mail bear canister, food, ice axe, etc here from Big Bear Lake

-fuel canisters mail ordered to here

-at least 1 Rest Day here

ALTERNATIVES AT THIS POINT:

A) walk 155 miles, carry 11-12 days food and send resupply bucket to Muir Trail Ranch, PO Box 176, Lakeshore CA 93634 - costs $50, ranch open after June 17 - email (resupply@muirtrailranch.com) to check opening dates - special shipping instructions at http://www.muirtrailranch.com/resupply.html

B) walk 96 miles, carry 7-8 days food to Onion Valley via Keasage Pass Tr., hitch to Independence ($10 campground; also PCT rates at Courthouse Motel; library, post office, and two convenience stores), possibly bus to Lone Pine (has hostel) for more supplies. Bus to Bishop also an option from here.

Note: departure date from Kennedy Meadows is dependent on snow levels. Dates shown below are tentative.

OPTION A

ETA

PCT

Miles

~Miles walked to Next

Resupply Point

Address

Directions

on Trail Days to Next

Type of Resupply

NOTES

6-June

703

155

Kennedy Meadows General Store

96740 BEACH MEADOW RD

INYOKERN CA 93527

11-12

Mail

Buy

-mail order 2 fuel canisters or 1 large

-at least 1 Rest Day here

19-Jun

856

56

Muir Trail Ranch, PO Box 176, Lakeshore CA 93634

- special shipping instructions at http://www.muirtrailranch.com/resupply.html

5 (inc. rest day)

Mail

(from Tehachapi)

costs $50, ranch open after June 17 - email (resupply@muirtrailranch.com) to check opening dates

-Primus fuel canisters for sale

Use 5 gal bucket, include your return address, your expected pick-up date, your email address on the label on the lid of the package. Also put copy of label inside the package. We sort packages at the Florence Lake Store and send them to the ranch according to your expected pick-up date on the package.

** Max weight 25 pounds [11.3kg]. For additional weight, charge $2.00 per pound [$4.40 per kg].

**Hikers from the US make checks or money orders payable to Muir Trail Ranch. Int'l hikers may pay cash when you arrive at the ranch. Put payment in envelop addressed: MTR Resupply, PO Box 176, Lakeshore, CA 93634

24-Jun

903

Mammoth Lakes

see option B for details

OPTION B

6-June

703

96

Kennedy Meadows General Store

96740 BEACH MEADOW RD

INYOKERN CA 93527

7-8

Mail

Buy

-mail order 1 fuel canister

-at least 1 Rest Day here

15-Jun

790

97

Independence/

Lone Pine

9 mile walk on Kearsage Pass Tr

15 mile hitch from Onion Valley TH

7

Buy

-buy 1 fuel canister at Lone Pine:

Lone Pine Sporting Goods or High Sierra Outfitters

can stay at Independence Cr Cg $10 or Courthouse Motel - PCT rates or bus to Lone Pine - Whitney Portal Hostel

23-Jun

877

35

Vermillion Valley Resort

(559) 855-6558

c/o Rancheria Garage

62311 Huntington Lake Road

Lakeshore, CA 93634 (pkg $18)

2-3

Buy

-small store, hiker box

-Ferry leaves Mono Cr Ldg at 9:45 + 4:45 - $16 rt, $10 o/w

"It has been a tradition at the VVR to offer the PCT through hiker the first beverage free and one night in the hiker's tent cabin at no charge."

26-Jun

903

42

Mammoth Lakes

Davison Street Guest House

19 Davison Street

PO BOX 8778,

MAMMOTH LAKES, CA 39546

Carl Hillenbrand cell 858 922-8648

Mail

Buy

-send maps, guidebook, etc for 2nd half of Cali here

-put together resupply pkgs for Kennedy Mdws Resort, Belden, etc

-buy fuel canister

hike east from Upper Crater Meadow to Mammoth Pass, then Horseshoe Lake, walk or trolly bus every hour from here to Mammoth Lakes (~7-8 mi total)

return via Mammoth Pass to Reds Meadow (small store)

**there might be a group taking the entire lodge in the last half of June (dates unknown at this time); Carl Hillenbrand cell 858 922-8648

**Motel 6 is around $70 and right downtown. Also paid camping at Twin Lakes - bus service to from here every hour.

Resupply Packages from San Diego:

To Warner Springs

General Delivery

Warner Springs, CA 92086

- book, maps, etc (Warner Spgs to Big Bear Lake), meals for 6 to 7 days (7 lunches, 6 dinners, 6 breakfasts)

- 1 pr boots (or wear from San Diego), second Jungle Book

- send ice axe here - multivitamins, tums, spare camera battery

To Big Bear Lake

C/O Big Bear Hostel
PO BOX 1951
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315-1951

- overgloves, balaclava, bear canister, pole tips, camera battery charger and download cable, 4 pr socks, book, large pristine, small container of shampoo, maps, etc(Big Bear Lake to Agua Dulce, AD to Kennedy Mdws, KM to Mammoth Lakes), specialty food items (TVP, bars, milk powder?, spice mixes, bean dip powder, almonds, dried fruit),

- stuff for Mammoth Lakes (maps, guidebook, etc for rest of California, large pristine)

- second pr boots - bounce forward to Kennedy Mdws or ?

(under 35#s only ~$12 Parcel Post)

Resupply Packages from Big Bear Lake:

To Agua Dulce/Hiker Heaven

c/o The Saufleys

11861 Darling Road Agua Dulce,

CA 91390

- stuff for Mammoth Lakes (maps, guidebook, etc for rest of California, large pristine), book, 2 nd pair boots, battery charger, etc and maps, etc (Agua Dulce to Kennedy Mdws) (priority mail 4.95[2#s] - 6.85[5#s] - 9.25[9#s])

-meals for 6 to 7 days?? or send some TVP, Milk powder, spice mixes, bars, and buy rest at store in Agua Dulce? or buy all at Agua Dulce (priority reg. flat mail box 10.35)

To Kennedy Meadows General Store [(559) 850-5647]

c/o Kennedy Meadows General Store

96740 BEACH MEADOW RD

INYOKERN CA 93527

- mittens, balaclava, ice axe, maps, etc (Kennedy Mdws to Mammoth Lakes), meals for 8 days including specialty foods like TVP, bean dip powder, milk powder, spice mixes, etc, bear canister, 2 pr socks, spare camera battery (take charger and download cable along from Big Bear and send on to Mammoth Lakes from Agua Dulce or Tehachapi)

- mail order 1 or 2 small fuel canisters here (place order from Agua Dulce) - call KM store to see if have any; also ask if they carry cheese

- book (book exchange at hostel?), insect repellant (buy at KM?), baskets and pole tips

Resupply Package from Aqua Dulce:

To Mammoth Lakes (send from San Diego, or from Big Bear???)

Davison Street Guest House

19 Davison Street

PO BOX 8778,

MAMMOTH LAKES, CA 93546

- battery charger, etc, maps, guidebook, etc for rest of California, large pristine (parcel post 4.50, priority 4.95)

- extra pristine dropper bottles, notebooks